Casa da Chica da Silva
Igreja de NS do Carmo
Adorned with rich, golden carvings and a gilded organ made in Diamantina, this is the town’s most opulent church. Constructed between...
Santo Antônio Cathedral
Built in colonial style between 1930 and 1940 on the site of a much older church, Diamantina's cathedral dominates the historic center.
Igreja de NS do Rosário dos Pretos
Downhill from the center you'll find Diamantina's oldest church, built by black slaves in 1731. Don't miss the tree out front with a...
Livraria Café Espaço B
This bookstore-cafe is a relaxing spot to mingle with Diamantina’s bohemian set. You can browse books (including a few in English), use...
With cheerful red and mustard-yellow decor, this rock ’n’ roll–themed eatery specializes in build-your-own crepes, salads and pasta...
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Casa da Chica da Silva information
This fine colonial mansion was the home of diamond contractor João Fernandes de Oliveira and his longtime partner, the former slave Chica da Silva. Upstairs, paintings and poems (in Portuguese only) evoke the lifestyle of the extravagant mulatto.